I recently came across several bin/cue files on my OS X machine and realized that it’s a huge pain in the ass to convert these to an ISO image.
These directions will show you how to convert bin/cue files into an ISO image on a Mac OS X – including, how to convert a bin/cue AUDIO CD to a bunch of MP3 tracks.
Step 2: After unzipping, copy the bchunk executable into a temporary directory – preferably into the same location as your bin/cue files. This way, after you are all done, you can simply delete it.
Step 3: Open up a Terminal window and navigate to that directory.
Then make bchunk executable by issuing this command:
sudo chmod a+x bchunk
Step 4: Now we are going to actually convert those pesky bin/cue file(s) into an ISO Image.
Simply run bchunk by issuing the following command:
bchunk file.BIN file.CUE outputfile
Note: file.BIN and file.CUE reflect the bin/cue files you are trying to convert.
That will give us something like:
binchunker for Unix, version 1.2.0 by Heikki Hannikainen Created with the kind help of Bob Marietta , partly based on his Pascal (Delphi) implementation. Support for MODE2/2352 ISO tracks thanks to input from Godmar Back, Colas Nahaboo and Matthew Green. Released under the GNU GPL, version 2 or later (at your option). Reading the CUE file: Track 1: MODE1/2352 01 00:00:00 Writing tracks: 1: outputfile.iso 685/685 MB [********************] 100 %
Note: If you are missing a cue file, you will have to create a CUE file manually.
Step 5: Party like a rockstar in your underpants.
Help! bchunk is generating a bunch of .cdr files instead of a ISO file!
I kept getting a bunch of .cdr files initially. This was because my image was a multitrack Audio/Data disc. If you are faced with the same problem, you have two options.
…simply use the -w flag in bchunk to generate a bunch of .WAV files.
I used the latter because using bin2iso kept giving me broken ISO’s.
So, basically, you would use:
bchunk -w Image.bin Image.cue track
This will generate a bunch of track01.wav, track02.wav, track03.wav etc.. files which could be converted to MP3.
I hate iTunes and would recommend All2MP3 for all you OSX fanboys.
I know. I know. It’s a pain in the ass.
If you have a better method, I’d love to hear about it.